Armageddon

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Armageddon

Post by Phenopath » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:58 pm

An inscrutable cow stands impassive on the crest of the hill as darkness consumes the stars.

As the village below her is laid waste by the firestorm, she does not flinch or bat a long-lashed eyelid. As the cataclysm overtakes mankind (surely it is the end of the world?) she remained unmoved by the screams of the damned.

Under her gaze the fires burn until the acrid grey morning, when nothing remains of the village except smoking ashes. Cow flicks an ear and surveys the scene uncomfortably. Her resolve is unbroken. Sadly, she thinks, she could not have avoided this.

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Post by Phenopath » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:59 pm

Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:47 pm

Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.

On to the drabble. Except to note that all cows are inherently inscrutable I think this is a very strong piece.

I've never trusted bovines, myself.

Those damn cows.

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Post by Phenopath » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:52 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:
Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.
No, too funny. I am not my normal happy self today. After this debacle I am on a mission to make everybody miserable.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:56 pm

Phenopath wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
Phenopath wrote:Alternate title... "Apocalypse Cow"
Better title. You know you can change the title by editing the original posting, if you so choose.
No, too funny. I am not my normal happy self today. After this debacle I am on a mission to make everybody miserable.
You're attempting to make everyone miserable by amusing them? Woulldn't it be easier and more effective to simply refrain from using deodorant for a week or so?

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Post by Phenopath » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:08 pm

What is this 'deodorant'?

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Post by strawman » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:15 pm

Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:01 am

strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?

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Post by Mr. Tweedy » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:58 am

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Post by Phenopath » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:34 pm

Depressing context (bizzarely from a tourist info website): http://www.visitcumbria.com/footandmouth.htm

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Post by strawman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:35 am

ROU Killing Time wrote:
strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?
http://www.bible-prophecy.com/redheifer.htm
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
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Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:13 am

strawman wrote:
ROU Killing Time wrote:
strawman wrote:Would this by any chance be a red heifer?
Your suggesting it was all a cowmunist plot?
http://www.bible-prophecy.com/redheifer.htm
That really is an apocalypse cow!!!

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Post by strawman » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:51 pm

That's the prophesy. So the drabble would have an interesting element if it were red instead of inscrutable.
Unless, that is, it is a Chinese cow.
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"Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Known Some Call Is Air Am
Spoiler:
Non sum qualis eram = "I am not who I will be"

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